Thursday, July 18, 2013

Falcon Chicks

Yesterday was a day off for us, so while Jeanette had a perm in Newport, I checked out Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The draw for birders right now is these Peregrine Falcon chicks in their “scrape”.  I learned that yesterday that they do not technically make a “nest”, but place a little bit of material in a “scrape”. The chicks are replacing their down with feathers, making quite a messy area as you can see in the photo with bits of down all over the place. 

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